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"The results are plain to see. Alexis Sanchez was much improved against Juventus on Wednesday and it’s no coincidence that there was no Lukaku present. And in general, when he hasn’t played, United look like a much better team. Without him, rather than booting in a long ball and hoping for the best, the United players are forced to play down the sides and get men in behind. “ou can’t deny his goal scoring record, but there are certain balls which the midfield have been attempting now he’s not in the team, and there’s no way they’d have done that with him there. Sanchez, Lingard, Martial and even Rashford are all looking for those types of balls. It’s those kinds of players which will cause Manchester City trouble on Sunday, not Lukaku.”